Morning Energy

EPA COMMUNICATIONS LAWSUITS CONTINUE WITH IM COMPLAINT: The Competitive Enterprise Institute and the American Tradition Institute last Thursday filed a new lawsuit that continues the ongoing press to unearth EPA communications — both internal and with green groups. The groups want EPA to release transcripts from EPA’s internal instant message system, for accounts used by former Administrator Lisa Jackson, air chief Gina McCarthy, and former air policy and climate advisor Lisa Heinzerling. The lawsuit charges there are “organized and systemic abuses by senior federal employees to hide from the public their activities, particularly their electronic communications.” This is the latest in numerous large-scale Freedom of Information Act requests by CEI’s Chris Horner, the attorney behind suits over Jackson’s infamous “Richard Windsor” email account, Treasury Department communications regarding a carbon tax and other suits. The suit: